Doctor Who Peter Davison
BBC Past Doctor Adventures

From 1997 until 2005 BBC Books produced a range of full length novels termed the Past Doctor Adventures. These were adventures set between television adventures featuring past Doctors and companions.

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Divided Loyalties written by Gary Russell

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 252
ISBN: 0 563 55578 5

There are some evils in the universe that need to be fought. And others that need redeeming...

Many years ago the Doctor, a student at the Academy on Gallifrey, lost a friend to the mysterious and malevolent force known as the Celestial Toymaker. Now, in his fifth incarnation, the Doctor receives a telepathic call from his long-lost classmate, begging for help.

As he sets out to rescue his friend and exact revenge, the Doctor's companions become increasingly involved. Adric, determined to justify his place aboard the TARDIS, opts to face the Toymaker's game challenges while Nyssa, angered by the Doctor's actions, finds herself excluded by the people she thought were her friends. And what is the connection between the Toymaker and the planet Dymok, whose comatose inhabitants find a new saviour in the shape of Tegan Jovanka?

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Empire Of Death written by David Bishop

Published: 2004 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 48615 5

In 1856, a boy discovers he can speak with the voices of the dead. He grows up to become one of England's most celebrated spriritualists.

In 1863 the British Empire is effectively without a leader. Queen Victoria is inconsolable with grief following the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert. The monarch's last hope is a secret seance.

The Doctor and Nyssa are also coming to terms with loss following the death of Adric and Tegan's sudden departure. Trying to visit the Great Exhibition of 1851, the time travellers are shocked when a ghost appears in the TARDIS, beckoning them to the Other Side.

What is hidden in a drowned valley guarded by the British Army? Is there life after death and can it be reached by those still alive? And why is the Doctor so terrified of facing his own ghosts?

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Zeta Major written by Simon Messingham

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 282
ISBN: 0 563 40597 X

'You've decided to concentrate on deriving energy from the kinetic force of planetary movement...'

A glib remark from the Doctor to a desperate scientist has had far-reaching effects on the empire of Morestra. Eminent Morestran scientist Sorenson, attempting to find a new power source for his planet, risked a universal catastrophe by attempting to steal anti-matter crystals from the distant planet of Zeta Minor. The Doctor averted disaster, but has in effect sent all Morestrans up a technological cul-de-sac.

Now in his fifth regeneration, the Doctor becomes involved once again in Morestra's future. The empire has become a theocracy, and the all-powerful Church, finally discovering that Sorenson's world-spanning energy tower will never work, is attempting to save face by covertly returning to Zeta Minor to steal the powerful minerals they need. This time, they believe they are prepared for all eventualities...

With his companions embroiled in the ever-shifting loyalties and intrigues of the Morestran court, only the Doctor accepts that the forces of the anti-matter universe can never interact with our own. Can he stop something he started two thousand years ago?

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Fear Of The Dark written by Trevor Baxendale

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 563 53865 1

On the very edge of the galaxy lies Akoshemon: a putrefied world of legendary evil.

In the year 2382 archaeologists land on Akoshemon's only moon, searching for evidence of the planet's infamous past. But when the Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa are drawn into the lunar caverns they find more than a team of academics - and help uncover much more than ancient history.

Something is lying in wait, deep inside the labyrinth of caves: something that remembers the spiral of war, pestilence and deprivation that ruined Akoshemon. Something that rejoiced in every kind of horror and destruction.

An age-old terror is about to be reborn. But what is the hideous secret of the Bloodhunter? And why does Nyssa feel that her thoughts are no longer her own? Forced to confront his own worst fears, even the Doctor will be pushed to breaking point - and beyond.

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Deep Blue written by Mark Morris

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 55571 8

When a lighthouse keeper reports seeing a ball of light plunging into the sea off Tayborough Sands, UNIT sends Mike Yates to investigate. The last thing he expects to find there is an old friend - with a new face...

The Doctor and his companions arrive on a pleasure beach in the 1970s, hoping for time off after their recent adventures. But they do not get to relax for long. Violent incidents are at an all time high in the area and people are going missing - or else changing into something more than human...

The Doctor soon realises a sinister presence lurks in the cold seas off Tayborough Sands - a presence with sinister designs upon humanity.

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The King Of Terror written by Keith Topping

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 563 53802 3

'All this useless beauty. All these great leaps forward. And for what? So that the first alien with an advanced degree in interplanetary warfare can take it all from you?'

As the millennium draws to a close, the future of humankind hinges on the activities of one multimedia company, InterCom. Suspecting that old mistakes are being repeated, the Brigadier asks the Doctor and his companions to investigate the company's Los Angeles headquarters. But their infiltration is disrupted by the murderous games of terrorists seeking the fulfilment of age-old prophecies.

While the Doctor and UNIT encounter aliens in the boardroom, Tegan meets a pop star, Turlough finds himself a victim of his own desires and Los Angeles becomes a war zone in which humanity is merely a helpless bystander.

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Imperial Moon written by Christopher Bulis

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 281
ISBN: 0 563 53801 5

The year is 1878. Three ships of the British Imperial Spacefleet have just set course for the Moon.

The discovery of a mysterious diary, recalling a seemingly impossible journey, takes the Doctor and his companions back to a crucial moment in history - and into certain danger. For the Moon of 1878 is far from deserted.

Trapped in a crater teeming with hostile animal and plant life, the Doctor and Turlough must join the British explorers on a long hazardous journey to battle for the freedom before the long lunar night descends. For, lurking in the shadows, are the Vrall - cunning and utterly ruthless killers.

With the loss of one of their ships - and their captain - the British team become embroiled in a struggle to survive that tests duty and honour to their limits. Meanwhile, Turlough finds himself with Time in his hands and the Doctor must make a choice that will determine the future of an Empire - and Earth itself.

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The Ultimate Treasure written by Christopher Bulis

Published: 1997 BBC Books
No. of pages: 281
ISBN: 0 563 40571 6

The seers of Gelsander foretell the coming of many visitors to their planet, all in search of the lost treasure of the fabulously wealthy Rovan Cartovall, who vanished 5000 years ago...

An innocent shopping jaunt for the Doctor and Peri ends in violence and incarceration as they become caught up in a mysterious transaction involving the sale of co-ordinates leading to Rovan's hoard - the ultimate treasure.

The Doctor and Peri join the quest, but the Time Lord remains sceptical. What will they find - and why has it remained undiscovered for so long?

The resourcefulness of the travellers is tested to the limits as they race to be the first to the treasure. And among a seemingly endless array of tricks, tests and traps lurk some deadly surprises.

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Superior Beings written by Nick Walters

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 277
ISBN: 0 563 53830 9

Peri hasn't been time-travelling for long and is just getting used to the Doctor and the TARDIS. The Doctor's such a sweet, friendly guy and the TARDIS keeps leaving her little presents, which is neat. When the TARDIS takes them to a party of super-advanced humans on a pleasure-planetoid in the far future (even neater!), Peri falls for the charms of the local hunk and finds herself flying headlong into a quite different form of time-travel...

The Valethske are hunters. They prefer human flesh to any other. They've been sleeping for centuries and now they're hungry. The Doctor, teaming up with shamed xenologist Aline Vehlmann, finds himself caught up in the machinations of the vulpine hunters, and discovers that fresh meat isn't all they're after...

For deep beneath the surface of a strange and beautiful garden-planet, something is waiting. Something that Aline believes is her destiny. Something for which the Valethske have been searching for centuries. And as events escalate into a desperate fight for survival, who will prove themselves the superior beings?

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Warmonger written by Terrance Dicks

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 277
ISBN: 0 563 53852 X

'This is High Treason, and for this you deserve death. However, in view of your past service, the sentence is commuted to exile. You leave Gallifrey this day, never to return.'

A chain of events has been set in motion that will change the Doctor and Peri forever. A chain that involves old enemies as well as old friends.

How did Peri come to be the leader of a gang of rebel fighters on an outlying planet? Who is the mysterious 'General' against whom they are rebelling so violently? Where does the so-called 'Supremo', leader of the Alliance forces ranged against the General come from, and why is he interested in Peri?

The answers lie in the origins of a conflict that will affect the whole cosmos - a conflict that will find humans, Sontarans, Draconians and even Cybermen together for the greater good and glory. For the Supremo.

It is a conflict that will test both the Doctor and Peri to the limit, and bring them face to face with the dark sides of their personalities.